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" with scott pelley. this i >> pelley: good evening. we're beginning with breaking news in the crash of asiana flight 214. the pilots of that aircraft have now told federal investigators that they set the automatic throttle controls on the plane for a proper landing speed and then discovered to their surprise at the last moment that the plane had slowed far beyond that setting. late today, the head of the national transportation safety board gave us new details about the four pilots who were on board the boeing 777 and what they were doing in the seconds before it crashed late saturday morning while attempting to land at the san francisco airport. john blackstone in san francisco has the latest on the investigation. john? >> reporter: scott, n.t.s.b. chairman deborah hersman has just completed briefing us interviews with these pilots. of the four pilots three of them were on the flight deck at the time of the landing. here's what she had to say about the supervising pilot on the flight deck. >> he reported that this was his first trip as an instructor pilot. this was the first time that he and
with the survivor story. >> reporter: some of those aboard asiana flight 214 recall a stunned silence when the plane came to rest at the side of runway 28 left. >> we had, mind you, no warning, right? everybody is ready to land. with no warning during the whole crash and even after the crash, nothing from the pilot or the crew over the radio, right? >> reporter: so nobody came on with any announcement. >> nothing. we were left to ourselves to basically figure it out. >> reporter: ben was sitting next on an emergency window exit. thought his ribs might be broken but he acted quickly opening the door. >> i just started saying, "we're going to be okay. we need to get out of here quick. leave everything behind. help each other. get out. get out. get out." >> reporter: some crew members are also creditd with quick action. this flight attendant was photographed carrying a passenger out on her back. >> one flight attendant was doing an extremely good job. she came by me and said you have to exit through straight ahead. i exited through a completely different door than i was sitting next to. >> reporter: di
learned today that asiana airlines flight 214 was flying far too slowly in the seconds before it crashed while attempting to land in san francisco. today, as investigators continued to check every square inch of the wreckage, they told us the landing speed of the boeing 777 was nearly 23% below what is typical for that type of aircraft. what they are still trying to answer tonight is why. one area of focus is the pilot who was flying the plane when it crashed. it was the first time he attempted to land a 777 at the san francisco airport. we have a series of reports tonight and we will begin with john blackstone in san francisco. john? >> reporter: scott, the four pilots who were aboard this plane are being interviewed today by investigators for the national transportation safety board. now, until those interviews are complete, n.t.s.b. officials are saying little about the pilot's role in this crash. investigators revealed today they found debris from the plane's tail section in the water beyond the edge of the runway, evidence impact occurred well before the runway began. n.t.s.b. chair
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